Another person I knew passed away this weekend because of the Corona Virus. Instead of crying, I drowned my emotions in watching tv and I even had a glass of wine. I read my Bible and listened to multiple sermons and songs by my newest rapper NF, I worked out and tried to command the pain to leave my dwelling place. I woke up this morning at 3am, Qurin's tooth was hurting, I panicked because our dentist's office is closed, I looked into her mouth only to discover that her back tooth is trying to break through. Then it hit me, through this pain and uncertainty something needed is breaking through. Through our self-condemning moments, our truth will be seen and I pray that you will be honest with yourself about what is being revealed about you during this time. Take time to address what you need from life that you may not have been receiving before this pandemic. -Dee
Questions of the day
1. What is this pandemic revealing to you about yourself?
(*I don't sip my wine, I gulp it down and that's the main reason why I have no business drinking. )
2. Which one of your friends do you find yourself reaching out to the most during this time? Why do you think that person is your go to person right now?
3. How did you spend your day today? What are you thankful for? What did you worry/complain about today?
Inspiration for your soul
"We don't know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future!"
Yesterday I was having a conversation with one of my assistant principals and he was sharing the adventures that homeschool was creating for his family and his Autistic son. During the conversation, he shared a statement that he used with his son to get him to focus and to find his sweet spot again. It was a simple statement, but it held so much weight in the midst of all that is going on with us during this time and I just wanted to share it with you today. "FIND YOUR CHILL!" In the midst of this virus and state of massive fear, you owe it to yourself to "find your chill". As a believer in God, I know none of this comes as a surprise to Him and as bad as it may get for us, God's plan will still prevail. Four of my boys got released yesterday and I was hurt because I didn't get to say goodbye or anything else to them before they left, but I had to acknowledge that the time that I had with them is what really matters, they will have those memories, lessons, words and moments with them forever. What they choose to do with it all now is totally up to them and the same goes for us. God has been talking to us for as long as we have been on this earth, He has brought us "from a mighty long way", and He has been good in the midst of it all. We can't let go of what we know right now because of all that we don't know. This is not the time to give into fear, it is during this time that we must tap into the power that is inside of us and exercise our faith. Is it going to be easy? No!!! Today, I am up and tomorrow I may need you to encourage me. However, I believe if we bond together while practicing social distancing (lol) during this time, we will find what we need to thrive. Take this time to draw a little closer to God. Spend some needed time with yourself and your loved ones, and most importantly, if God wakes you up another day, be intentional about how you spend your time, energy and attention during this intense time. Remember what you feed your mind is just as important as what you feed your body.
With love in my heart for you and yours!
A prayer for you!
Help me to see today's setbacks as temporary. During this time of uncertainty, help me to be certain about the love that you have for me and my loved ones. Help me to remember that you said that I should fear not! And that you are my shield and my great reward. (Gen 15:11) Help me to shine my light in the midst of all this darkness. Help me to sing a praise to you from this foreign place. Abba please heal our land and comfort the people who are suffering. Restore only like you can restore, draw closer to us as we cry out to you. Have your way in our hearts, minds and spirits. Liberate us and direct us on the path that we must travel to accomplish your will for our lives here on earth.
In the might name of Jesus.
A Time to Write
Answer these questions in your Writer's Notebook or your Journal..
1. How did you start your day today? Create a list...
2. What did you do for your mind, body and spirit?
3. What did you wake up thankful for today?
4. What are some little things that you found beauty in today?
After completing the L.I.V.E program in December 2019, I knew that I needed to take some time off to R.E.S.T. December was a month filled with intention and intensity. I was pushed into a space where I felt like I was being broken. It was at that moment that I received a revelation from my Abba. The things that He allowed to take place in my life wasn't going to destroy me, it was going to push me into my next level. In addition to being a brand new CEO of Dee's Passion Filled Experience, I was back in the classroom teaching English at Passages Academy. My days and nights were filled with tears, prayers and a lot of research. I knew that what God was allowing to happen was for my good, no matter how I felt at that time. I decided to release everything to God and trust his process and with that I entered into a month of REST for January. I decided that I wasn't going to take any new clients on for this month. I was going to continue the work that was needed behind the scene while waiting on God to show me what I was supposed to do next.
It's time to Reset... Questions for your Writer's Notebook
'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens."
As I entered into February, my month of resetting, I took some time to reflect on what it really means to reset and I wanted to invite you to do the same.
Please answer the following questions and feel free to share your answers with Dee @ firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Resetting...
What comes to your heart and mind when you think about resetting?
What does your dream look like?
What does your value system consist of?
What things and people do you need to cut off so that you can be restored to your God created settings?
How much time are you devoting daily to work on your dreams and vision for your life?
Do you have an accountability partner who is supporting you along this journey?
What do you do when you can't see the vision for your life clearly anymore?
Inspire YOURSELF today because tomorrow isn't promised.
The past few months have been really hard for me and today I found my exhausted self in the bed with no desire to get up or out of my sheets. So I grabbed my Writer's Notebook and my pen and started to write to God. "Dear Abba, where to from here? " I don't know what is ahead of me, but I do know that I can't stay here anymore. The emotions, curse words and feelings that have visited me daily for the past few months must leave my dwelling place today in the mighty name of Jesus. I release the pain to you, knowing that if you brought me to it, you will bring me through. I ask for your peace that surpasses all understanding, let it fall on me and fill me up as I continue my God- ordained journey.
Question of the day
How do you retrain your mind to keep on going in the midst of a tortuous journey?
Quote of the day
I am getting stronger with every step I take, so I must keep on stepping!!!
What speaks to you from this video? Write it down in your Writer's Notebook.
For the love of the game
That's why I'm doing this
It is the reason why I push through the pain
The more I make love to my art
The louder I can hear God calling my name
He's calling my name, in the midst of my mind and body being slain
The evolution of my soul is what I am going to gain
But still I cry out, "Abba what about the pain?"
How do I conserve my energy?
How do I sustain?
Seeking order for a mission that my heart has already claimed
Praying through it all, while dreaming of the fruits of my labor that I will gain.
Question of the day
Why do you do what you do everyday?
Quote of the day
In life I always get what I give and I always give out my best.